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Thomas Hobbes and John Locke Primary Source Notes

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History 1401E
Pierre Reynard

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History Tutorial 2 Thomas HobbesLeviathany Broke medieval political theory o People assigned a group fixed social ordersocial duties o Ancient traditions ordained by God y Expression to a society where people confronted each other as competing individuals y People come together for selfpreservation and safety fear of death and for pursuing their own goals y Absolute ruler is the ruler for life no way to get rid of them without revolution and rebellion y Leviathan o Written after execution of Charles I of England o Means leader or ruler o Influenced by new scientific thought o KnowledgeTruth o Scientific foundation and rejected authority of tradition and religionInconsistent with a science of politics o Supported absolutismDismissed idea that kings power is derived from God o Pessimistic view on human naturePeople are selfish brutal and graspi
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